Sarah and Todd Palin React to Letterman Bashing

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Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin recently paid a visit to the Big Apple, and as he has been known to do on The Late Show, David Letterman had some fun at her expense.

The 2008 GOP Vice Presidential nominee and her husband were hardly amused.

Tuesday night, Letterman joked in his monologue that when Sarah visited Yankee Stadium, she sat in "far, far right field" with Rudy Giuliani. Ba-dum-ching.

"They had a wonderful time," the talk show host continued. "The toughest part of her visit was keeping Eliot Spitzer away from her daughter." Ooooooh.

That, of course, is a reference to the disgraced former N.Y. Governor who was caught sleeping with hooker Ashley Dupre and forced to resign his office.

“One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the game," Letterman later said, "during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”

While clearly digs at A-Rod and Spitzer and not the Palins, Alaska's first couple took to - what else - Facebook to post the following message in response:

"Any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old daughter are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too," Todd Palin wrote.

Meanwhile, from Sarah Palin:

"Concerning Letterman's comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he'd ever dare make such comments about anyone else's daughter): 'Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands – that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.'"

While in somewhat poor taste, does anyone think Dave is really advocating "perverted" acts against 14-year-old Willow... or Track, or Field, or whichever one it is?

And is it not a comedy show, where stars are lampooned?

Not to mention the fact that Bristol Palin, the couple's oldest daughter, actually was knocked up in early 2008, when she was 17. But that's neither here nor there.

One could even argue that the only exploitation of the Palins' daughter is courtesy of the Palins themselves, who are making a giant deal out of a relatively harmless joke to play the victim and get attention. Would you put it past them?

Either that, or they're complete nut jobs. Perhaps a little of both.

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Despise that woman almost as much as that Clinton cow but underage daughter sexual jokes should be off limits but this was bush league from the writers at Letterman. Let's hope PeeWee Herman doesnt play with Dave's son's weewee.
Tasteless? You bet. But Letterman is not Doug Stanhope. Ask any father if they enjoy hearing sexual jokes about their daughter and get back to me (with their phone numbers!).

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Hey Jimbo, so the obama's put their girls in the press and mags everyday let David make them a joke! So I don't want any one saying anything when they are made fun of.

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No more David Letterman for me!!!!!!!!! He just helped the competition.

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Under 18 is off limits! The people taking up for David would very upset if he talked about their child(ren). To Ray, Palin didn't attack Obama's children, so she didn't dish out anything. This isn't political! This is about protecting the rights of children/teenagers. With you using inbred makes me know I am talking to the wall however children and teenagers don't deserve to be put on adult level unless he is going to dish out on Obama's girls. Now, I bet you see things differently. However,I believe they are off limits too! Children and teenagers OFF LIMITS!

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The Palins need to grow some thick skin. It was Bristol that David was taling about and not the other inbred girl they have. When Palinwas talking stupis stuff about Obama, she didn't hold back. So before you dish it out you better make sure you can take it. Besides the 14 year old belongs to Todds former partner, so why are they so bunched up for.

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Let's have jokes about Letterman's BASTARD son. That is a birth fact.

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Just because the Palin's have a daughter that has encountered events in her life that millions of american girls go through and have gone through since time began does not give Letterman the right to attack her. If you don't like Sarah-fine but to take cheap shots at her daughter is nothing but a PIG. And how do you come up with the comment was made to Spitzer, liberals will use any theory to excuse a slanted remark

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Look, Letterman is a late-night comic. He jokes about things in pop culture. And why is Bristol Palin in pop culture? BECAUSE SARAH AND TODD PUT HER IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE!
The Palins can't complain about jokes about their daughter when they put her in the spotlight every chance they get. They should be ashamed.

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People, the point of this article - and of Letterman's joke - is that it was NOT directed at Palin. It was directed at Spitzer.... a democrat!

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“One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game," Letterman said, "during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.� That is statutory rape.